DIRECTOR GENERAL: GAUTENG OFFICE OF THE PREMIER

  • Reference Number : refs/008584
  • Directorate : Office of the Director General
  • Number of Posts : 1
  • Package : R 1 978 533 – R 2 228 820 (all-inclusive remuneration package) plus a 10% non-pensionable allowance applicable to Heads of Department. (3-year performance-based contract, renewable for a further period of 2 years, dependent on performance)
  • Enquiries : Ms Sylvia Mtshali: Tel No: (011) 355 6280

Requirements :

An appropriate undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) and post graduate qualification (NQF level 8) in the following fields: Public Management, Business Administration, Social Science, Law, Strategic Management, Human Resources and Finance or equivalent. 8 to 10 years’ experience at Senior Managerial level of which 5 years must be at SMS level in the Public Service.

KEY COMPETENCIES: Proven ability to operationalize and ensure compliance with legislation and policy development at national, provincial and local level. Demonstrable experience in management at an executive level, with a sizeable budget as well as a good understanding of and competency in Strategy Development and Management, Corporate Governance, Financial Management systems including cost containment, budgeting and expenditure control. The successful candidate must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of government priorities and the operationalisation thereof into key policy directives including Government’s Outcomes Based Approach, Theory of Change, Performance monitoring and evaluation, Strategic leadership, Change management and Project management. Capabilities should include service delivery innovation, exceptional reporting skills as well as the ability to communicate eloquently, Compliance with the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and financial regulatory frameworks underpinning good governance. Excellent co-ordination, communication, networking, negotiation, corporate governance and multi-tasking skills. Ability to work under pressure and willingness to work long hours. Willingness to work irregular hours and travel extensively.

Duties :

The Director General is overall responsible for exercising strategic leadership over the performance of the Gauteng Provincial Administration and the Office of the Premier by: Driving the Transformation, Modernisation and Reindustrialisation. Driving the coordination and implementation of Growing Gauteng Together. Driving a capable, ethical and developmental state. Adapting an organisational structure that is fit for purpose. Strengthening intergovernmental relations and the District Development Model. Driving transformation of state and society. Driving and coordinating government communications. In addition to the above, the Director General: Is accountable to the Premier and will serve as the Accounting Officer of the Gauteng Office of the Premier in accordance with the provisions of the PFMA. Serves as Cabinet Secretary to the Executive Council with the primary aim to ensure the effective functioning of all governance structures and the discharging of the statutory responsibility in terms of the Constitution, 1996. Support the Premier in coordinating and implementing GPG policies, as well as statutory and political responsibilities effectively and efficiently. Represent the department at various national and provincial intergovernmental fora. Provides strategic leadership to the Department and Overseeing the development, implementation, and monitoring of organisational programmes in line with organisational policies. Ensures sound financial management and application of good corporate governance principles. Drive the implementation of the Growing Gauteng Together [GGT] 2030 Plan of Action and work closely with the Gauteng City Region (GCR) Executives, Accounting Officers, Oversight committees, stakeholders and business on implementing the Premier’s vision of a ‘smart province. Drive the delivery agenda of the Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG), Over-seeing the development, implementation and monitoring of Departmental programmes and projects; structures, systems and processes to deliver on mandates and contributing to the broader strategic environment of Gauteng. Drive and coordinate the Improvement the quality of life of the citizens of Gauteng and Promote Gauteng as a Global City Region.

Notes :

Applicants should please note the following: – All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department. – Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection committee will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment. The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. – The successful candidate will be required to enter into an employment contract with the Premier of Gauteng and conclude an annual performance agreement with the Premier within three (3) months upon commencement of duty. – The appointment of the successful candidate is subject to the issuing of a positive security clearance at the level of Top Secret by the State Security Agency. The incumbent will be required to disclose her/his financial interest in accordance with the prescribed regulations. – Qualifications will be verified (It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). GENERAL: Qualifying applicants should submit their applications accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae, New Application Form (Z83), found on www.dpsa.gov.za, certified copies of qualifications and at least three (3) contactable referees quoting the relevant reference number to: The Director: Internal Human Resources Management, Ms Merles Motlhabane, Office of the Premier, 65 Ntemi Piliso Street, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg 2001 or on www.gautengonline.gov.za, and by Email to Recruitment.Premier@gauteng.gov.za.

Employer : Office Of The Premier

Location : Johannesburg

Closing Date : 03-05-2021

Criteria Questions
Are you in possession of an appropriate undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) and post graduate qualification (NQF level 8) in the following fields: Public Management, Business Administration, Social Science, Law, Strategic Management, Human Resources and Finance or equivalent?
Do you have 8 to 10 years relevant experience at Senior Management level of which 5 years is in the Public Services?

Please Note :

Due to the large number of applications we envisage receiving, applications will not be acknowledged. If you do not receive any response within 3 months, please accept that your application was not successful.

Please note: 

Due to the large number of applications we envisage receiving, applications will not be acknowledged. If you do not receive any response within 3 months, please accept that your application was not successful.

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